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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Driving on 02/24/2013 15:35:53 MST Print View

Imagine if Arcteryx made cars.

Hummer

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Driving on 02/24/2013 15:36:06 MST Print View

You'd have a $300,000 car on par with an entry level BMW.

Nathan Watts
(7sport) - MLife
Re: Re: Driving on 02/24/2013 15:44:13 MST Print View

"Imagine if Arcteryx made cars."

Imagine if REI sold cars

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Driving on 02/24/2013 16:20:15 MST Print View

The Hummer would be made by Mystery Ranch.

What is wrong with you people?


Dead Bird would make Beemer. Like totally.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Driving on 02/24/2013 16:22:37 MST Print View

"Imagine if REI sold cars"

Apparently they would all be Tercels, circa 1991. But the return policy would be excellent so you would only pay once. Talk about long term reliability.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Driving on 02/24/2013 16:23:18 MST Print View

They'd have a hell of a Scratch-n-Dent sale.


>Dead Bird would make Beemer. Like totally.

Will the side panels delaminate in the rain?

Edited by T.L. on 02/24/2013 16:26:29 MST.

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Arc Cars on 02/24/2013 16:25:44 MST Print View

"You'd have a $300,000 car on par with an entry level BMW."
+1

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Arc Cars on 02/24/2013 16:33:14 MST Print View

And no doubt for $300k, the car would be worth it. Especially during the 40% off sales.

Suckas

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tercels on 02/24/2013 16:38:47 MST Print View

@ Nathan - BMW's make for great tow vehicles, you should try it sometime. I can put the hitch on there for you. What did you do for the 20% bump? I have a '00 Trans Am with a few goodies so you're speaking my language.

Ryan

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
A Canadian and his scooter.... on 02/24/2013 18:36:03 MST Print View

.... it's a beautiful thing.

:D D 1

:D D 2

Stephen Komae
(skomae) - MLife

Locale: northeastern US
Arcteryx on 02/24/2013 19:03:44 MST Print View

I know this thread has gotten off-topic to the point of no return but I'll throw in my two cents.

For me as a fairly active backpacker who also does a lot of climbing I really appreciate the fit and design of Arcteryx clothing over all other makers. Small details, especially the hood on my Theta SV and Beta Fl, the cuffs on my Atom SV and LT, and the pockets on my Rampart pants make Arcteryx gear a joy to use. I also appreciate the burly, but fairly light fabrics that have proven durable time and time again.

I do think that their base layers like the Motus SS Crew are very comfortable and also extremely good at wicking, but they do not have Arcteryx's usual durability.

I recently got a ridiculous deal on an Arcteryx AC2 pack and after some brief uses around the crag for ice climbing I have to say I'm impressed with that as well.

It's not to say that Patagonia, OR, Marmot or even The North Face don't have great gear -- they do (and outside the scope of my comment), and I own plenty from each, but Arcteryx is definitely a top notch maker by any measure.

christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Huge Arcteryx fan here, but... on 02/25/2013 02:19:04 MST Print View

I LOVE arcteryx. Nearly everyday I've got either an arcteryx shirt, fleece, or jacket of some sort on me.
For backpacking, I always being dead bird baselayers. Either phase sl, ar, or SV depending on conditions. They are the best I've found as far as warmth:weight ratio and wick wonderfully.
The palisade pants are my goto pants for 3 seasons, and the Gamma lt pants are great for snow. However....
The jackets are a little heavy compared to many UL options out there. So I only bring my alpha sl jacket and pants on very wet trips.
Also the insulating layers (ala atom lt) are not as warm or light as montbell, and the backpacks are really heavy.
I guess no brand is perfect.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Huge Arcteryx fan here on 02/25/2013 13:10:23 MST Print View

Alright! Arcteryx is getting into the down business and I now a lot of us who value quality, fit and finish, durability, and class leading technology will appreciate this link:

http://altitude-blog.com/arcteryx-down-jacket-party/

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F - M
Re: Re: Huge Arcteryx fan here on 02/26/2013 13:09:04 MST Print View

odd ...

when MEC or other manufacturers use PL1 with 800 fill down ... people dont like the idea

but dead bird does it and now BPLers LUV it ;)

http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Snowsports/MensClothing/PRD~5024-382/mec-dual-degree-jacket-mens.jsp

hmmmm .....

Nathan Watts
(7sport) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Huge Arcteryx fan here on 02/26/2013 15:50:43 MST Print View

Hey, I love arcteryx but I'm on record in an earlier thread saying I don't like their new down/synthetic combo coats.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Huge Arcteryx fan here on 02/26/2013 15:58:43 MST Print View

I find it odd that for someone who dislikes Arcteryx so much, you still like to pimp the product....

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=73952&skip_to_post=631318#631318

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Down party on 02/26/2013 16:57:25 MST Print View

I guess some company had to be last to the down party. Nothing innovative here.

[BTW, there was a BPL thread on Arc's down a few weeks ago with ORWM info/pics]

Edited by dandydan on 02/26/2013 16:58:57 MST.

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: Down party on 02/26/2013 17:32:15 MST Print View

The articulated arms are a neat touch, but I don't see much else worth dropping coin on. Curious as to what the price will be.

Ryan

Edited by ViolentGreen on 02/27/2013 11:12:38 MST.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Down party on 02/26/2013 17:35:53 MST Print View

"Nothing innovative here."

Except quality, fit and finish, best hoods, durability, and perfection in design. Finest jackets one can buy.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F - M
Re: Re: Re: Re: Huge Arcteryx fan here on 02/26/2013 18:09:29 MST Print View

I find it odd that for someone who dislikes Arcteryx so much, you still like to pimp the product....

i use what i find works well .... as said i use dead birds if its what fits me best at the price i want

no need to be blinded by the ideology of shiny dead bird logos ... which i assume that you have already used their synth/down garments since yr such a fan david ;)